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Part 1 – On building capacity as a trader

October 12, 2016

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Hello traders, You only have to google ‘Trading Psychology’ these days to find thousands of articles talking about the importance of Trading psychology to the make-up of a successful trader. For new traders reading this I always talk about viewing traders through the prism of the 4M’s of Trading: (understanding) Markets (your trading) Method Money (management) […]

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28th September – don’t trade on your birthday!

September 28, 2016

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Today is my birthday. I never trade on my birthday. And I suggest you do the same. What’s the point? You’re a trader and unless you’re working for an institution my suggestion is to take the day off. There’s nothing worse than waking up on your birthday in a good mood (which you should do […]

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19/09/2016 – Don’t panic, I am alive! (And a trading podcast for you)

September 19, 2016

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Hello traders, Apologies for my lack of posts the last couple of months – I have not been slacking – quite the opposite in fact. I have been basically working 6 days a week for the last 4 months to keep up with commitments. Normally I take most of August off and head back to […]

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25/07/2016 – A brief insight into Hedge Fund Recruitment

July 25, 2016

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Here’s some insight into the world of Hedge Fund recruitment courtesy of CNBC.   In the old days the Hedge funds would often just steal the best talent working at banks. However with Banks trading floors collapsing in size and they divesting themselves of proprietary trading operations it means the pool of talent has decreased significantly. […]

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“Like a re-run of the English Civil War…without the muskets.” Pauls Brexit Rantings

May 26, 2016

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Brexit text with British and Eu flags illustration

Every so often reader I tend to post a blog on my own thoughts about a certain subject matter. Once again I ask for your indulgence as I share my views/treatise/ rant (delete as appropriate) . This is what happens when you leave Paul without mobile or internet coverage for the best part of a […]

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Reminiscences, and the value of volunteering

May 23, 2016

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https://www.leonardcheshire.org/about-us/history Fellow Trader, please indulge me the first few paragraphs about history and my own life – I assure you there is a point and a relevance to traders. Yesterday, I was reading the link above about it being the 68th anniversary of the beginnings of the Leonard Cheshire Disability Charity. So what would that […]

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Process, Process, Process -And on building your Inner Coach

April 20, 2016

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  Sorry I’ve not posted for a while – it’s been a busy 4-6 weeks and I’ve had a lot on. To be fair I post quick pieces on the Veterans Trader Project FB page – if you want to join it then drop me a line and let me know. Anyway back to trading. I […]

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The London Traders Forum: Saturday 16th April

March 16, 2016

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Fellow Trader, Several years ago we used to run the London Traders Forum (LTF), now that I am back in the UK it’s time for the LTF to be re-born! So please put the following date in your diary for the Spring 2016 London Traders Forum, which will take place on Saturday, 16th April 2016. Get your […]

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An unlikely insight into aiding trader performance

February 3, 2016

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It would come as a surprise to many to read an article in the Guardian paper about how traders improve their performance. To be fair to them they are actually commenting on a new TV show ‘Billions’ which is about the work and lifestyle of some Wall-Street Money Managers. In particular they focus on the work […]

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09/01/2016: 2016 Views part 2: Ch-Ch-Changes

January 12, 2016

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Well that was quite a start to the New Year wasn’t it? I’ll blog about that separately. I said I would go through some of my thoughts on last year and plans for this year. Part 2 Method: 2015 Learning points: FX:  STAM worked well: Kept me long dollar all year Kept me short the […]

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